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I’ve found that there are a lot of miniature artists on YouTube who regularly post DIY videos on their channels. Here’s a list of some of my favorites! I’ve probably mentioned a few on my blog before, but I’ve included them anyway. šŸ™‚

If you have any interest in mini-making, do check them out!

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Miniature JAH

I’ve managed to get that cold I’ve been trying to avoid for months. I hate flu season, agh. šŸ˜›

I haven’t been in the mood for tack/sewing, but I did manage to finish up some printables I had on my PC for a while. These are some of my JAH (Just About Horses) magazines, scanned and miniaturized in Photoshop. I also threw a box catalog and a template for a magazine holder in there as well.

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Because I am pickyĀ about mini printables, they all have their back covers included too:

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Each one also has aĀ spread for the inside, making them “readable” but not too thick. I put these together by running a glue stickĀ along the fold.

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To make the magazine holder, cut around the template and glue to the back of a piece of patterned/colored paper:

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Score along the fold lines (I use a metal ruler and the back of an exacto blade to do this) and cut the entire thing out. Remember to cut the tabs on the bottom!

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Fold it togetherĀ and glue in place. I did cut one of the tabs off and shortened the longer ones here:

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Ta-da!

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The box catalog was assembled like the magazines, but I glued the white sides of the paper together instead of just at the spine.

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I LOVED these things and remember spending ages going through them, making wishlists.

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Have fun and enjoy!

Download JAH + Box Catalog Here

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A Tiny DSLR

I’m a bit of a Re-Ment addict. Re-Ment is a Japanese miniature/toy brand, which makes really detailed minis in 1:6-ish scale. My Re-Ments have becomeĀ one of those “accidental” collections, andĀ IĀ am planning on writing another post on them later. Today though, it’s about mini cameras.

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The rulesĀ I have for Re-Ment collecting is that the piece could be used for my 1:9 scale world, and is something that I can’t or don’t want to create myself. And like so many collection “rules” they kind of went out the window, but anyway…

I’ve actually been looking for a miniature camera for a while now. They do exist in miniature, and there are some really nice 1:6 scale ones out there, but they can be pricey as well as too big.

I did make a tiny version of my Canon Powershot a couple years ago, out of paperboard:

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And I have attempted to make a mini DSLR, but my attempts haven’t quite worked out. So, when I saw this mini plastic one in an upcoming Re-Ment set, I started watching my favorite ebay sellers for a chance to snag one.

It came as part of a Gudetama themed set. (Gudetama is a Sanrio character, and yes, he’s an egg… and that’s pretty much all I know)

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And, like so many Re-Ment sets, the scale isn’t quite 1:6 which makes it perfect for my 1:9 scale people.

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It’s got a nice clear lens but the rest was rather plain, so I gave it some paint details and a new strap. Here’s the end result:

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Since I painted it after my full-size camera, I couldn’t resist putting them together for a couple shots:

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Here it is compared to a Breyer doll… Yvonne can hold it better but I haven’t made her any clothes yet so…

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Goofing off, as usual…

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